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protests in ukraine's capital grow in number as the so-called million man march ends with a blockade of government buildings and an investigation into alleged attempts to seize power. a fresh round of grain brings the total number jailed to nearly three thousand in almost three years activists claim the crackdown is intensifying. and a wall on the workers the british government accused of attacking trade unions after ordering an investigation into protesting time.
twelve o'clock noon right here in moscow this is international with world headlines from all of us here welcome to the program anti-government protests in the center of ukraine's capital continue to expand after the opposition called on demonstrators to blockade the government quarter people have started to build barricades following the so-called millions march on sunday a short while ago i spoke to scott he's in kiev following developments for. despite the fact that the the weather here in kiev has taken a turn for the worse hundreds of protesters still remain in the square behind me and hundreds of protesters are continuing their blockade of key governmental buildings now they've used wooden pallets and vehicles to effectively surround the administrative hearts of this country effectively trying to strangle the work of the government without taking over any more buildings by force now i went to see one of the picket lines number of the picket lines on sunday night particularly the
one outside the presidential palace and you've got the rather surreal situation on one side of the blockade you have the police not allowing any protesters and then on the other side of the picket line you have the protesters not allowing anyone in or out to do their daily work there their day job so it's it's leading at times to a rather tense standoff now for their part the ukrainian security services have launched an investigation into what they're calling an attempt to seize power in the country on sunday the opposition also laid out their key demands to the government key among which were the freeing of any protesters who've been arrested throughout the course of these demonstrations the resignation of the government. action but despite the opposition coals for the protests in the protestors to remain peaceful sunday also saw some of the opposition movement break rank as masked men tore down a statue on a monument to lenin here in k.f. as my colleague arena ghoulish get reports.
and then top burden smashed the statue of one revolutionary has fallen victim to a new generation of. they call him the ultimate evil but somehow take their cue from his methods as lenin did a hundred years before then protesters in kiev have captured a barricaded him full of civic buildings. right now the scene there is a mix of a refugee camp and gypsy village a hippie hangout. and a rock concert with a whole lot of political slogans thrown and. this is what ukrainian opposition calls a revolution others though have a different name for it we've seen things happening in ukraine we've seen a storm of government building you see violence we see. all those being huge trash way into government buildings if this was happening in the happening in front of his back together then of course the people would be denounced as rioters. maybe
giving very stiff resistance to the poses deford's or getting a financial helping hand from contributors who drop cash into special collection box that has been set up and security is provided by the so-called revolutionary guard units in masks and helmets whose job is to ward off hostile forces from the gates of the citadel the movement has been blocking the heart of the city and its major thorold there for two weeks now. here it was those who incite you to blockade the cabinet the ministers are absolutely reckless irresponsible people the ministry of finance is in this building the ministry responsible for paying wages to all of ukraine stop and think see just sat. these doctors pay and she says this is the will depend on the continued functioning of this government. to know was there is no protest leaders are certain this paralysis is the right way to go in order to reach their gloria's goal you see a pattern here of escalation in provocation
a very large public provocation a few nights ago they were using chains and tractors and of course the police as police do everywhere reacted with violence what would happen if someone drove a tractor and tried to drive it into the white house lawn you're going to tell me that there wouldn't be violence against the one hundred thousand people trying to break into the white house if you could imagine something like this happening in any other country for example in europe or in the united states i think about what kind of reaction we would be looking at from the authorities there and whether or not police actually would be blamed for dispersing these types of protests violently or nonviolently it in the disco party key of. and i as a reader were saying just the tensions in central kiev of being stoked on social networks were all sorts of theories of being posted here are some of the rumors that actually proceeded sunday's mass rally the most widespread messages were about
all thora he's planning a violent dispersal of protests using special forces pulled into the capital from other regions and that speculation was fueled further by reports that tanks were also on their way to independence square another widespread theory that's been circulating for the past week is that all thought he's were about to introduce a state of emergency now none of these rumors came true of modern history professor mark almond he says it's wrong to underestimate the danger of rumors like these. there is a tent through a rumor mill to create a heightened sense of tension and alarm those who remember the so-called orange revolution in two thousand and four will remember we were told then that the russian suspects not special forces lurking in the woods in a careful way to crack down they weren't nothing happened so we're seeing a kind of propaganda war psychological war taking place using these rumors of both the crackdown domestically and even foreign interference whilst at the same time the very western media and western governments who report these rumors completely
ignore the evidence of their own involvement in supporting the opposition providing technical training camps providing financial and other forms of assistance providing a media platform for them and so on. now ukraine's protests have changed from being pro e.u. demonstration to now mostly and government but there remains the focus of attention certainly for european politicians mark arm and told us what's luring many of them straight on to independence square. first of all we see a parade of losers coming to care for the rest of all of the german foreign minister's party was annihilated in the recent german action it lost all the seats kaczynski the former polish prime minister is a loser. saakashvili the president of georgia reviled by the population for his tower to you in the talks with his presence coming because it gives them a sense of self-importance but also they're coming because the western powers and
to the european commission in brussels may terms or see ukraine as a key strategic factor they want to crane to be under their thumb under nato because they are deeply hostile to russia and poland based political and financial commentator patrick young he believes the politicians are simply using the ukrainian opposition for their own domestic purposes. any piece members of the european parliament are terrified that they're about to be outflanked by anti european forces in elections in four and five months time therefore they're doing anything to try and get a tinge of popularity and of course the way they do that in the socialist european superstate of the e.u. is try and be seen around liberal demonstrators at all times because it kind of inflates their ok credentials of looking like hippy liberals the truth is they have no coherent concept of why or what they could do with ukraine and in fact the worst
thing that could happen in many senses is that ukraine not signed the second amik deal because if it did a live free movement of labor it would be chaos for europe as usual the european union a super state of humbug and hypocrisy. i know we are of course are following the developments in the ukrainian capital both on air and online of course you can go to our web site r t dot com that's where you can find the most dramatic photos and videos that continue to stream on from the ongoing protests. thanks for joining us here on r.t. international twelve anti-government activists including some miners have been arrested in bahrain this brings the total number to twenty eight since just the beginning of this month protesters say the crackdown on their movement which started almost three years ago has only gotten worse in recent months and the first violent crackdown was at the beginning of two thousand and eleven four people died during those clashes with police then just
a few months later martial law was declared in gulf troops to the entire country under control after that time nearly a thousand people had been arrested but the number is now three times that high more than ninety people have been killed since then twenty twelve kicks off with a rally attended by hundreds of thousands but the people's voice was left on heard so here we are in twenty thirteen and bahrain's king deciding to toughen the penalties for demonstrators the result new protests and more arrests every single week reports. it's the arab spring the forgotten revolution nearly three years have gone by since the people of the rain inspired by the ancient unison and egypt goes up against an oppressive regime and demanded reform but there uprising was brutally crushed within a matter of weeks who have used their name in the picture for the people who sponsored one of the grave human rights violations in my consumer. starting from
this morning when a police officer and minister of interior reaching to the king of bahrain who is legally responsible of all the human rights violations and sayyid yusuf elmo hafter has been forced to seek refuge in europe because of death threats against him and his family and i gather bahraini activists he could assizes washington and its allies for being quick to condemn crackdowns in some countries while ignoring others oh it's better than the human rights in bahrain and it was said and today it's better than human rights as a diversion or better and so that's where we are a victims. of their better standard because we live in oil last week the global manami dialogue forum pointedly ignored the crackdown u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel made it clear in his speech that he was more concerned about military matters the world before you there are some you are really body are slaves so that's why they don't want anyone to talk about
lifting the if they give them cross either they are losing their lot even. so very much that was so far according to amnesty international more than one hundred people have been killed and almost three thousand imprisoned in the bahraini protests many more have been tortured in a crackdown if it means a far removed from the world's attention policia r.t. . and a buck or any political politician i should say. he was arrested this past autumn he says authorities are just sending a clear signal the protesters that being stay away. the problem is very basic to understand we have. concentrated in bad. families and we need. to be shared. by the people in the through an inclusive political system that
is retaining the. people through lower floor was never meant to. illegal low compared to the international community stand and your own force of biased police and courts that is want to keep all of you so i think is just part of the punishment and part of the threat some fear is to get a position of the activists not to join the movement that calling for simple rights universal rights of the people to be equal to have dignity to participate in political system and development that is fed with it one. could have you with us today here on r.t. international still to come for you on this program iraq continues its deadly downward spiral dozens are dead blasts rocked marketplaces and shops all across the capital just a couple of minutes here on the program we look at what triggered the rise in sectarian violence also. the columns have shaken so hard
it's actually pulled the tram if you look around here he speaks to texans worried about the effect of fracking after a series of earthquakes leave locals dazed and confused. so the lesson we teach to the world is that the best way to defend yourself is to get yourself a nuclear weapon and of course the biggest culprit of using nuclear weapons and producing nuclear weapons and weapons about struction is my book make sure the united states and i find it absolutely insane that we sit here and talk about iran suppose have nuclear weapons program where you know the united states is producing every kind of weapon under the sun is spending more than every other military on the planet combined. and is involved in war war and more death and more suffering than every other nation combined and yet it's sitting there on a pedestal talking about other nations developing weapons of mass destruction. that we even allow them to do this the first nation that needs to disarm without question is the united states. we speak your
language. programs and documentaries in spanish what matters to you. a little turn the heat story. so you hear. the spanish. visit. news live from moscow shops and restaurants were the targets for the latest wave of car bombings across the iraqi capital and the. shia areas took at least thirty nine lives and injured well over one hundred a dog. activist who campaigns against military action in iraq he says society in
that country as we know apart by war. there was a mosaic of minorities in. iraq and they were sort of held together by a certain feeling of citizenship living in one country but when the americans again they imposed sectarianism they didn't appoint people to vote because of their role of the because of their ethnic background and bets were adult or that gave the chance to fundamentalist feudal figures. to come back to the scene do the balazs the concept of citizenship turns down you were not a citizen of iraq but you were a member up certain sect or member of a certain moment and so this this creates big big problems in the whole. this has been one of iraq's most deadly years as we are documenting on r.t. dot com we have a timeline showing how many civilians have died since the intervention there over
a decade ago. i i i. i i i i. i. i. mean to national for you today stateside we go texas has been hit by eighteen earthquakes in just the last month scientists are linking the tremors to fracking the relatively new process of extracting shale gas from deep on the ground and while the earth is literally shaking under the freedom of nervous locals energy corporations on the government
well they are unshaken and their decision to keep on drilling guy nature can reports. the columns have shaken so hard it's actually pulled the tram if you look around here rebecca williams is showing me the cracks in her home after a series of earthquakes shook the area she has lived here for almost a decade and had never experienced an earthquake until fracking begin in her neighborhood i never know when the next one's going to hear it i don't sleep at night because they keep me awake at night it seems like a lot of them happened during the wee hours of the morning or in the middle of the night to texas real world commission the local agency that regulates the oil and gas industries trying to calm the residents fears it claims there is no direct link between the recent tremors and fracking injection wells in the area but locals are not convinced it's a lot like living next to a time bomb but there's no timer on it because we aren't being told when the fracking is going to start or what the emergency perps eaters are in place if
something does happen and so you're just constantly sitting and waiting and wondering is today the day is today the day so small a juice with the u.s. geological survey say fracking regularly triggers small earthquakes they foresee an even greater danger from wastewater disposal which involves pumping millions of gallons of water contaminated by chemicals deep underground where experts say it puts pressure on seismic faults and causes them to slip but despite seismologist warnings fracking well skee popping up just a few steps away from private homes and even community water wells nobody knows about any of this until it's too late and if i already have it. even though the government is not concluded studies on how fracking can affect the environment well operations are in full swing here in texas there are thousands of them impossible to miss and it seems no study can get in the industry's way if in fact you're
asking the question of whether something could happen to halt shale production the united states i think it is hard. unlikely it is extremely beneficial to the national economy fracking is being largely responsible for the boom in u.s. energy production but maybe like we're back i fear they could be left to pay the price for her every week there is another term or another crack in her house she says she can't even sell it and leave the area we would have never moved here if we would have thought that all of this was going to go up and we were going to live in the middle of a wasteland we would have never moved here and now are stuck while energy companies are rubbing their hands in the anticipation of gigantic profits from fracking people who live just steps away from gas wells or increasingly fearful about the water that they drink about the land that their homes are standing on and they don't trust the government assessment of the damage from fracking because they say the oil and gas industry will make sure that no conclusive study comes out even
if it does come out that it doesn't become a basis for effective regulations in texas i'm going to check on or. let's break it down for you why people are so worried about fracking many believe that chemicals used in this process could accumulate in the soil causing water and even air pollution activists claim there are over a thousand documented cases of contamination and right next to the drilling sites the health risks could include sensory and respiratory damage more on the dangers of fracking just head over to watch t.v. dot com. why why you lost a lookout as well on the website including the story of a record high radiation levels at fukushima. saying it could kill an exposed human in just twenty minutes those details right now and other problems are fukushima. there's another story to check out right now that one being a new interview with julian assange says the u.s.
government reacted to revelations from wiki leaks. reacting to daylight more about that online for you. thanks for joining us today the british prime minister is accused of waging a war on trade unions launch an inquiry into one of the organization's strike tactics david cameron wants a review of an industrial stand off oil plant in scotland which almost led to the factories closure details on the investigation national sarah. it was the undoes field the speech that almost cost thousands of people their jobs and
sparks union protests the g. comparisons the aggressive tactics of the nine hundred seventy s. but the particular cool plank range from out there scotland's process any else has since reached an agreement with the unite union involved in this speech but doesn't and prime minister david cameron has launched an independent inquiry into the union's behavior of the scenes that were described as intimidating bully like tactics mud style behavior when protesters gathered outside managers houses and the now infamous inflatable rats well the inquiry is also going to be looking at the employers' behavior but the union unite have dismissed be inquiry as a tool the stunts whilst others have described this is union bashing well earlier we spoke to one british trade union leader bob crow to find out what he thinks about it some of these chief executives and managers. around the place which you know exam of them who go to church on
a sunday and so that they believe in fairness and equality and some time goes going around. michael moore's movie for work. then we've got the right to protest protest. in the valley and the fact that mary's is that what's really happened is that the government marries since up a commission really suppression. because they're not part. of anything beyond them and that's where you really want. to call and you. know we would love to think you know well we could persuade people through. the vested interests you've got a vested interest in the employer concerned. he's making mommy mommy mommy explains
the world is private division so hence the reason more. i've only got one really tall. order for him to go that's the brutal reality of the jungle of capital. far before we get to your live weekly sporting roundup let's get into the odds he won't update indonesia now a passenger train collided with a truck carrying gasoline at a rail crossing seven people died twenty were injured as two carriages do rails and caught fire passengers from the other coaches were able to climb free the cause of the accident still now under investigation. and to bangkok where following sustained protests there is thailand's prime minister has dissolved parliament and called new elections for february next year. around one hundred thousand demonstrations still gathered for a fresh rallies they want the prime minister and cabinet to step down and not serve in an interim administration of the tall mall though triggered by an amnesty bill
for an ex prime minister ousted in two thousand and six on charges of abuse of power he also happens to be the current leader is rather. a football match in brazil ended with fierce fighting between hundreds of rival fans but the footage right there for you one person reportedly killed several others seriously injured riot police fired rubber bullets to break up the trouble of hand violence though it's becoming fairly common in the country and it is raising security concerns ahead of next year's world cup. or live from moscow is r.t. international i'm stepping aside though for the one and only kate she's coming into the studio right now for your week's sporting news.
just imagine a foreign leaders like alexander lukashenko of lattimer putin to shoot up an anti e.u. protest and all garia greece are hungry to urge people to leave the e.u. and join up with the eurasian customs union obviously the mainstream media would be on fire screaming that this is part of an attempt to use democracy and steal the country's away some sort of imperialist agenda and you know what they might be right about that but the weird thing is that for some reason the mainstream media isn't talking about foreign politicians speaking to and or possibly agitating protesters in ukraine like speaker of the lithuanian parliament loreto grows in india and vice president got sick proto c. of h. and former polish pm jaroslav kaczynski yeah the european union brassfield is just fine for their politicians to go to foreign countries and fire up protestors to start a pro e.u. revolution but then all their journalist write about is how russia is trying to put pressure on ukraine to not join the e.u. the obvious hypocrisy of this stinks all the way up to moscow but that's just my
hello welcome to the r t sports show hall for an hour of top action from russia and around the globe with me kate partridge and here's what's coming up. the road to rio fabio capello is a happy coach as russia drawled belgium algeria and science korea in their group for next summer's world cup finals. was a big battle scarred defeated by it says scott adams the moscow traffic while champions unama overcome even for boston in the k h l. and in the cage we have a double helping of heaven made with a monster cross from probably see over there and frank mia and the latest action from moscow's fight night. but first a world cup football and russia coach fabio capello was pleased with his side's opponents and much venue's after russia avoided the big guns at the draw for the twenty fourteen fine.